Lawmakers push to extend telehealth freedoms past the COVID-19 emergency

With the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on mental health services, a group of lawmakers is asking Congress to give telehealth more time to prove itself.

In a May 21 letter to Congressional leadership, 32 House members are asking that ongoing emergency efforts to relax telehealth regulations during the pandemic be continued “for a reasonable transition period following the COVID-19 emergency period to collect appropriate data to provide an adequate amount of time to determine which of those flexibilities should be continued permanently.”

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